High energy absorbing mesh for increased safety underground

international-mining-logoTechnology invented at the University of Western Australia (UWA) to increase safety for underground miners is likely to be used around the world soon, following an agreement signed today. Through its Office of Industry and Innovation, UWA will collaborate with DYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) to further commercialise the High Energy Absorbing (HEA) Mesh internationally. The mesh, made of recycled scrap metal, is easy to install, has high load-bearing capacity and was reviewed in detail in the Rock Mechanics Innovations article in International Mining June 2009. (moreā€¦)